Next to the very well-known parish close of Guimiliau, the group of buildings occupy a surface of 445m². The facility is divided into two parts (the CIAP and a tourist office) connected by a common entrance with shared staging.
The permanent exhibition covers 150m². The layout and design, devised and produced by the Atiz agency, are attractive, inter-active and educational, presenting a fresh modern perspective on the parish closes. This includes varied devices, mainly audiovisual, and emphasises interactivity so that the visitor may be fully involved in his or her visit. The exhibition is designed for independent individual exploration.
The content, devised by the Pays d’art et d’histoire de Morlaix, is based on the latest academic research. Notably it presents the context in which the parishes closes originated (economy, religion, society), and their architecture, but equally the evolution of the appreciation of these monuments, their role in tourism and the preservation of heritage from the time of the first 19th century travellers right up to contemporary actions by local associations.
A multi-functional space of 40m² completes the layout. It is intended to welcome the public under all the headings of the CIAP’s offering and to be used for cultural co-ordination: introductions to visits, educational workshops, talks, temporary exhibitions, meetings of stakeholders, etc.
The tourist office covers 150m². It comprises a reception area which can hold up to 60 people, a children’s corner and a place for digital consultation. It is equipped with a rest area for coach drivers. This space accurately reflects the strategy of development of the tourist office.